After a number of lives and ships were lost trying to enter Ulladulla Port it was decided to build a lighthouse. The original lighthouse at Warden Head in Ulladulla NSW was built in 1873 at the mouth of the harbour. It was then decided to move it to Warden Head, overlooking the entrance to the port at a much greater height above sea level.
This small but elegant Victorian design is built from wrought iron plates welded together with big bolts, it was made to last and is still being used. Other than minor paint flicks it seems none worse for wear after all these many years.
The oldest house in Ulladulla can be visited at 275 Green Street. It houses a small museum with exhibits about the history of the local area and a specialty tea and coffee shop. Try one of their coffees or delicious teas while your there.
Other attractions around Ulladulla include nearby Milton and Burrill Lake, or go exploring at Pigeon House Mountain or The Castle. See more: NSW Attractions.
In Ulladulla, there is the Aboriginal Walking Trail at North Head. Suitable for wheelchairs, the walk takes in the Heritage of the Aboriginals and settlers of the area.
At Lake Conjola, just to the north is great for swimming, canoeing and kayaking. Milton has a number of historical walks, exploring the 19th Century buildings and sweeping ocean views. There is also camping available in some of the national parks and reserves. Both Budawangs and Morton National Park have tours, eco tours and Aboriginal heritage tours are available in many of the other parks.
Enquire at the Shoalhaven Visitors Information Centre for more about the attractions in Ulladulla and surrounds. You can also find more about the National Parks on the Shoalhaven Coast. Princes Highway, Ulladulla Civic Centre, NSW 2539 Phone +061 2 4455 1269 in the library.